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Nightmare of the Hornet
Nightmare of the Hornet

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Nightmares (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D80
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro for Nikon
Location: Accrington
Date: Jul 6, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Family, Nature
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2007

AS I am allergic to stings from flying predators. Here is a true nightmare for me. Scary getting this close to a winged venom breeder.

Place: 151 out of 171
Avg (all users): 4.5990
Avg (commenters): 5.0000
Avg (participants): 4.4394
Avg (non-participants): 4.6765
Views since voting: 576
Views during voting: 284
Votes: 202
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/16/2007 02:40:29 AM
Good subject, and detail is not bad on the hornet. Seems like very harsh lighting though, and the yellows look way over saturated. Another thing that may help is to get the subject out of the center of the frame in this case. The centered comp here just feels very static and lifeless.
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07/13/2007 05:16:26 PM
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07/13/2007 12:06:05 PM
This just doesn't feel nightmarish to me. The yellowjacket doesn't seem particularly threatening, nor do I feel disoriented. Perhaps a stranger DOF, or some background elements to get caught outside of the area of focus. The one thing I would say fits your theme is the harsh lighting and shadow, which ironically is probably what your score is getting dinged for.
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07/11/2007 08:25:23 PM
really vibrant colors - this could have really worked well if it wasn't such a static image
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07/11/2007 04:12:14 PM
Aside from the lighting being too harsh, this is a nice macro shot.
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07/11/2007 09:15:32 AM
Nice shot.
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